Summary: Vacancy Announcement for Program Specialist,
Author: PDD - Policy Development Division/PTAS
Posted on June 7, 1999
This announcement is part of a series that will inform the financial aid community and others of
vacant positions within the Office of Student Financial Assistance Programs (OSFAP) area of the
U.S. Department of Education (ED). Only those positions that are open to candidates outside of
U.S. Government service will be included among these listings. A complete copy of the vacancy
announcement, which includes procedures on how and where to apply is attached to this
We thank you in advance for your interest in serving our nation and its students as part of the SFA
OPM ANNOUNCEMENT FOR NON-STATUS APPLICANTS: 99-197-ZC
ORGANIZATIONAL TITLE: PROGRAM SPECIALIST, ED/OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
PROGRAMS/PROGRAMS POLICY, TRAINING AND ANALYSIS SERVICE/POLICY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION.
SERIES, GRADE: GS-301-13
BASIC SALARY RANGE: $58,027 - $75,433 per annum
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Washington, DC
ANNOUNCEMENT OPENING DATE: June 1 1999
ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSING DATE: June 29, 1999
*NEW APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications must be Postmarked by the closing date: June 29, 1999. You may apply for this position with a resume, Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612), Standard Form SF-171, or other application format of your choice. On resume please put your Social Security number and date of birth.
DUTIES: The incumbent serves as an agency expert. Provides authoritative advice and consultation to ED officials and customers. Recommends new approaches and alternatives to address current or anticipated problems. Negotiates acceptable agreements to resolve conflicts and controversial disputes. Elicits support of program officials, customers and other concerned parties. Provides leadership in formulating methods for getting results through cooperative efforts. Develops national guideline material. Develops and applies new methods and techniques to solve problems where existing guides are largely inapplicable. Studies new and proposed legislation and regulations to determine impact on the program.
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